Perioperative Services

Perioperative Services 715-685-5300

The MMC Perioperative Services Unit is designed to be user friendly for patients, family and staff. Perioperative services include preadmissions, pre-op and intra-op care, Phase I and Phase II recovery, endoscopy services and infusion therapy. All areas of Perioperative Services are staffed by an extremely experienced group of staff that include RNs, LPNs, Operating Room Technicians, and Nursing Assistants.

Preadmissions: Preadmissions helps prepare patients for surgery or other special procedures. During an appointment with the preadmissions nurse, all pre-operative laboratory tests, radiology exams, and other diagnostics evaluations will be completed and the admission process will be initiated. By working closely with the physicians, the preadmissions nurse helps to assure the patient is in an optimal state of health to proceed with surgery. All surgical patients are called the night before for admission time and other instructions. The nurse will also give instructions on how to prepare for surgery.

Surgical Services: A wide range of surgical specialties are offered by our medical staff including general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, ophthalmology and urology. Surgical procedures are done on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Four operating rooms, a surgical crew and anesthesia staff are available 24 hours a day. Because of the wide range of surgical specialties represented on the medical staff, the surgical department is equipped to perform many surgical procedures including total knee and hip-joint replacement, cataract extractions and intra-ocular lens implants, various laparascopic and anthroscopic procedures, gynecology, podiatry, and urologic surgery.

Endoscopy: Endoscopy is a medical procedure performed by your physician to explore the inside of an organ or body cavity for diagnostic or screening purposes. The endoscope is a long, flexible tube which projects live images onto a screen. Tiny glass fibers within the tube transmit light around curves, enabling the physician to see the structures of the lower gastrointestinal tract or stomach. MMC’s endoscopy lab offers two suites with capabilities to perform flexible fiber optic sigmoidoscopies (FFS), colonoscopies, esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGD), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and gastric pH monitoring.

Recovery Patients who have had anesthesia or sedation are monitored in our Phase I recovery area. This area provides close monitoring for patients and is often called the Recovery Room. Phase II recovery occurs in the Outpatient area that has 17private rooms. Here the patient is prepared for discharge.

Infusion Therapy/Oncology: Perioperative Services also provides nursing care for patients receiving infusion therapy and blood products.